MYERS GROUP EXPANDS FLEET WITH TWO RENAULT TRUCKS RANGE Ts
“Fuel efficiency is a key factor, especially for our contract hire fleet. The Renault Premiums are strong on fuel and the Range Ts have been good from the off. They’re continuing to do very well achieving 8.8 miles to the gallon which is around the same as the Premiums."
Strong growth and improving market conditions has seen traction haulage specialist, Myers Group Ltd, take delivery of two Renault Range T460.26 TML E6 6x2 tractor units on a full repair and maintenance contract with BRS Ltd. The Range Ts are the first Euro 6 vehicles to join the fleet of 50 tractor units, which comprises of 25 Daf and 25 Renault Premium 460s, and operates out of the company’s Maidstone site.
Myers Group’s customers are leading international forwarders and trailer operators, and the new Range Ts will provide traction services across the UK from south eastern and eastern ports.
The company operates a dual purchasing policy for its commercial vehicle fleet, with half its vehicles on outright purchase and half on contract hire through BRS. Commenting on the decision to contract hire the Renault Range Ts, Myers Group’s Managing Director, Tony Myers, says: “Fuel efficiency is a key factor, especially for our contract hire fleet. The Renault Premiums are strong on fuel and the Range Ts have been good from the off. They’re continuing to do very well achieving 8.8 miles to the gallon which is around the same as the Premiums. It’s early days as they’ve only been on the road for three weeks so we expect their fuel efficiency to improve.”
Driver acceptance is very important for a company that prides itself on the professionalism and loyalty of its fully employed drivers, and Tony Myers is pleased to report that his drivers are happy with the new Range Ts.
The Range Ts are additions to the fleet and the decision to expand follows an upturn in business over the last year. Tony Myers continues: “We’re very busy, mainly from Continental companies and in particular, from Belgium and Holland. The import/export sector is a good pointer for the economy. We’re the first to feel the pinch and the first to notice when things start to improve. Once we’ve evaluated the first two Range Ts fully, we’ll be speaking to BRS about adding further trucks to our fleet, and with a view to replacing the Premiums throughout 2014.”
Myers Group Ltd is a family owned and operated container haulage company established in 1968, with a longstanding reputation for service excellence that delivers customer care and retention. Based in Maidstone, Myers Group is a preferred supplier to most of the leading international forwarders and trailer operators, providing contract, regular and spot-hire solutions for its customers from all eastern and south eastern UK ports. The company operates a modern fleet of over 50 vehicles all operated at maximum 44000kg GVW, with a focus on quality of service and a flexible approach to best meet its customers’ needs.
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